Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Meet Terrence J. Sejnowski
San Diego, CA
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Twenty-Teen's are Here with 2013
Also, a fellow Princeton alumna, has big news for the world of science:
I recently started a science communications company called www.c3science.com
We specialize in helping scientists, particularly young and mid-career scientists, get funded and get their work out. But we also enjoy working with seasoned scientists as well. I would appreciate it if you would spread the word to people you know who need high-quality science editing and writing, proposal/grant writing, and other communication services.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
My fortune cookie today said:
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
"Creativity in Neuroscience" by Dr. Bruce Perry
Dr. Bruce Perry
Child Trauma Academy/ Houston, Texas
Author of Born For Love and
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog.
General Public Presentation
with Question and Answer Session
7 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Conference Center - Preston Ridge Campus
9700 Wade Boulevard, Frisco
Monday, January 02, 2012
Entering the Seventh Year
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Rx for Nutritional Healing Pages 750 -752
Page 752; "In the past, doctors removed tonsils on a very frequent basis. Today we know that the tonsils are important for the proper functioning of the immune system."
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Tonsils Grow Back
Two weeks later, I could feel my tonsils growing back.
Friday, February 03, 2006
Puerto Rico Tonsillectomy Awareness Community
"Multiple sclerosis (MS) is considered a neurological disease caused by lymph. I
believe lymph adds power to the nervous system because in MS it takes power
away. A tonsillectomy removes a gland that contains and transports lymph at the
base of the throat. So, a tonsillectomy, in order to correct an immunological
condition, creates a long-term one in neurological terms. -- Frances M. Pabon,
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Lymph flowing thru tonsils has its own biological age
So, although I'm forty years of chronological age, the lymph that flows thru my tonsils is the age I was when I was tonsillectomized: 5. I can feel that age, my voice goes back that age when I'm calm, relaxed and unaware of myself, certain spots of my skin and hair show that age too.
Most importantly, aside from my personal situation now, when scientists make this discovery, it's going to change medicine forever.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Silent Neurological Deficit
Friday, August 19, 2005
My biceps and triceps
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Something is happening to my eyebrows
Friday, June 10, 2005
Before and After Regrowing my Tonsils
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Lymph Flows 2.0: Update
Why I don't write here more often? Because it's painful. My progress in what I refer to as a "re-tonsillation" leading to "lymphatic renewal" is very personal, many times I've felt sick as I feel my tonsils @ the back of my head lymphatically try to reach every point of my body, and fail. It seems that slowly, the network that was disrupted by my tonsillectomy is being rebuilt but in the meantime, I feel some lymphatically "dead" spots -- on my right cheek, on the sides of my chest, @ the front of my legs, my entire back...
Where does my lymph flow now?
- Through my skull, from the back to the front of my head.
- Through my lungs, I think I've recovered "lymphatic breathing" straight up from my diaphragm.
- Through my bone marrow, I feel it inside the heels of my feet if I concentrate serenely.
- Up to the surface of my head, I've continued to lose chunks of hair, falling out as if the lymph there is pushing them out, new hair is the replacement, finer, lustrous and simply prettier.
Do I have stronger allies now in my quest to scientifically prove my re-tonsillation? I do, I just don't feel free to publicly disclose their names.
Please, read "Avanti del Suo Tempo" another Missing Lymph-related Good Bloggin' posting, which shows exactly the kinds of people who would be my strongest allies.
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Lymph Flows 1.4.1: Healing Faster
Monday, April 04, 2005
Milestone 1.0: Groundbreaking survey results
1. Overall Health
2. Physical Activity
5. Dental Health
6. Health Conditions
Fifty-three people participated, of which:
24 were tonsillectomized, 23 during childhood and one in adulthood.
29 were "tonsils-intact"
The average age of all participants was: 40.6 years old.
Participants were asked to rate themselves on a purposefully positive scale from 10 (= Excellent) to 0 (= Poor) in each of the five dimensions (Overall Health, Physical Activity, Vision, Hearing and Dental Health).
One “Yes or No” question inquired about “health conditions” which participants who answered affirmatively could then use to report any conditions they chose.
The following data table compares the average results of the entire sample to the tonsillectomized and "control" (tonsils-intact) groups:
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Lymph Flows 1.5: What is optimal lymph?
I can picture a small laboratory mouse getting violently sick as I did, in a cruel experiment on the animal, which makes me lean towards using either:
(1) myself as a human guinea pig or (2) a group of healthy vegetarian, vegan or normally non-Diet Pepsi drinking folks to form a human guinea group.
Right now, I'm not ready to drink a Diet Pepsi ever again -- but if I absolutely have to, I will.
To all of you: I hope you are drinking water, milk, soy milk, natural fruit juice or herbal teas... *not* any toxic sodas.
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Lymph Flows 1.4: Healing Faster
The current wound I'm healing: a blister on my foot from walking in the wrong pair of shoes w. my husband.
My challenge: how to bring my rapid healing to the attention of the right scientists, any suggestions?
Monday, March 21, 2005
Lymph Flows 1.3: Look @ my nails & check out my hair
This is the first time I discuss with you results other than neurological of my tonsil regrowth - I'd categorize these results as dermatological. I hope my efforts bring attention from the world of dermatology to how lymph may interact with skin, hair and nails.
Before: Sometimes bitten, dry and brittle
Now: Prettier, stronger yet pliant, nails. My pinky finger on my right hand seems to have acquired a life of its own, growing the smallest of measurements longer than the one on my left. Underneath that right, pinky finger nail, that the skin looks healthier (i.e. rosier) than the others. I suspect that slowly, my body is going to make all my nails look just like that one. My fingertips, especially of the right pinky, seem to have increased sensitivity, as if I could be the type of person that could sense with her fingertips the smallest of, say, tumors.
Before: Breaking off easily and very fine, after my "palatine" tonsils (the ones that were removed and the last ones to become noticeable -- after my sublingual and nasopharyngeal ones were "reactivated" by my cell renewal regimen) were more noticeably back in working order, my old head of hair has slowly fallen off, to make way for my new hair.
Now: Thicker and shiny, I believe eventually, my hair will reach a new balance that includes the lymph that must flow in micro-amounts to my scalp. I can sense now that my hair follicles seem to have gotten deeper, and if by mistake I pull out some of my hair, it hurts a lot more than it did before.
I'd like to suggest another study based on my new nails and hair: how do the hair and nails of tonsillectomized people differ from the hair and nails of their "tonsils-intact" counterparts?
You may wonder if I show benefits to my skin: I do, my skin has become more supple but I suspect I have not shed all the pre-tonsils/lymph-deprived skin I had. The process is probably going to take awhile, I'm making sure that all the factors I do control (diet, exercise, rest, relaxation) are as close to optimal as I can muster (I get an "F" in exercise this past weekend but usually I'm pretty good!).
Friday, March 18, 2005
Lymph Flows 1.2: Stronger backbone
This is second posting in a series I named "Lymph Flows" to discuss how regrowing my tonsils restored the flow of lymph to my head, in a very noticeable way, and seemed to re-energize my entire nervous system. The first, Lymph Flows 1.1, discussed how I'd reached my Missing Lymph tonsillectomy survey goal and how I enjoy helping people who want to know more about the possible long-term effects of their tonsillectomies and people who have contemplated having a tonsillectomy but are still entertaining other options.
Other Missing Lymph postings are:
1. A suggestion for all VCs to design a "tonsil implant" to be used by anyone who was tonsillectomized who is in serious lymphatic imbalance, to strengthen their nervous system and to improve their quality of life.
2. A listing of all the scientists with whom I've already communicated about my theory that lymph is "second to blood" in neurological ways currently unknown to science and medicine.
3. The first of a series of research questions I've thought of as a tonsillectomy research advocate, other questions include how do tonsillectomized mice differ from "tonsils-intact" counterparts.
Today, Lymph Flows is dedicated to my stronger backbone. As some of you may know, tonsils are located @ the sides of your throat, practically @ the top of your backbone. Ever since my tonsils re-grew, I've felt lymph flowing through my back, in a painless way, making me stronger and able to stand straighter (something I had always wondered about, I had a mini-dowager's hump noticeable on my 15th birthday, ten years after my tonsillectomy). A stonger backbone has also given me the most powerful lymphatic relaxation I have ever experienced. Now, on my yoga mat, I can focus on my backbone and how it relaxes every nerve ending of my body. I know that, without tonsils, my body had never relaxed as deeply, even though I'd been in excellent shape, doing Pilates with relaxation exercises frequently.
VCs around the world are invited to invest in research to prove that lymph adds power to the nervous system, and by the same token, it makes a nervous system much more capable of deep relaxation.
Friday, March 11, 2005
How does lymph influence neurogenesis?
"... several important areas of the brain continue to create neurons throughout
life, a process called adult neurogenesis. In recent years, Gould has
investigated factors that influence the rate of adult neurogenesis and the roles
played by the new brain cells. ... recent studies examined neurogenesis in a
part of the brain called the hippocampus, which is involved in learning and
memory as well as in responding to stress. Previous studies had shown that
stress can significantly reduce neurogenesis."
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Meet the fMRI "Crew"
Here's the list, in alphabetical order, and with sketchy details, of the first batch I've worked on:
Jonathan D. Cohen, Director, Center for the Study of the Mind and the Brain, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ: While Dr. Cohen is on sabbatical, someone else handled my email - I think my best route here is to recruit interested and somewhat renegade students to use tonsillectomies as research criteria!
Eric Connor, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD: I think my written eloquence fluctuates sometimes, the email I sent Dr. Connor is one of the best I've created putting "fingers to keyboard" rather than pen to paper! Yet, I think Dr. Connor's lab may not be set up for the kind of research I wrote to him about... dead end? Nah, I'm going to ask him if he knows someone else @ Hopkins who may be set up to run tests on tonsillectomized folks...
Lutz Jaencke, Germany: Has shown great kindness when replying to my inquiry. An email I wrote to him equated researching lymph beyond immunology to declaring the earth is round when everyone else considered it flat!
Wolf Singer, Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Germany: We are talking neurological research royalty here, wish me luck not getting bounced out of the virtual door!
Thomas Metzinger, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Germany: Same as above
Filippi Massimo, Italy: Dr. Massimo "heard" my request and asked me to be patient, it takes time to make things happen in science.
Osaka, Japan: Dr. Osaka utlized fMRI technology to publish a paper which I am having trouble finding for you right this minute but which I hope to find eventually to quote for you!
Whew! If any of you would like to volunteer to lobby these or any other scientists, let me know!
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Lymph Flows 1.1: Tonsillectomy survey goal reached
As some of you know, regrowing my tonsils restored the flow of lymph to my head and restored part of me to how I was just before my tonsils were removed. If you'd like to know what happened, email me, please, because at this time the story is still too personal to share with people I don't know in an open forum like this one. Instead, I've begun a "Lymph Flows" work in progress as I report to you how my life is different now, as I live it with tonsils:
Today, completed Tonsillectomy Surveys #49 and #50 alighted to my delight in my emailbox @ TigerNet, Princeton's online alumni community. With #50 I've reached my goal, yet there are a few outstanding surveys people have promised to return which I hope to accommodate, so the sample size will exceed my goal.
I've also enjoyed being able to respond, with knowledge and practical advice, to people with concerns about their tonsils or their tonsillectomies. If my childhood dream of going to medical school still comes true, I'd become the first physician to regard her niche as "tonsillectomy reversal" and also the one to scientifically prove that lymph is "second to blood" in ways that are currently unknown to medicine.